HHS Mandate

Finally, Supreme Court rules on contraceptive mandate

Sheila Liaugminas | 01 July 2014
Yes, the Obamacare HHS mandate does violate fundamental rights, said justices willing to state the obvious.

President Obama visits Pope Francis

Sheila Liaugminas | 04 April 2014
That headline fires the imagination.

Obamacare’s mounting problems

Sheila Liaugminas | 01 April 2014
It’s not really news anymore that signup for healthcare as promised and touted by the president has hit another glitch. But that it did on deadline day generated at least some headlines.

What the Supreme Court heard in HHS arguments

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 March 2014
In a discussion about Tuesday’s oral arguments on two cases challenging the government’s coercive mandate, one legal counsel said “it was really oral arguments."

HHS mandate: Supreme Court hears oral arguments

Sheila Liaugminas | 25 March 2014
Or put bluntly, the government mandate to violate your conscience.

Big Government vs. Little Sisters: a breach too far

Sheila Liaugminas | 04 March 2014
With over ninety lawsuits in courts for over two years contesting the government’s violation of the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, this one may be emblematic.

Prejudice as strong as ever?

Sheila Liaugminas | 28 January 2014
It takes many forms, and it snakes its way through cultural relativism. But it’s alive and very active.

Little Sisters of the Poor and Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

Sheila Liaugminas | 14 January 2014
Sir Thomas More said he was the king’s good servant, but God’s first. This modern day version isn’t far off.

Little Sisters vs. big government

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 January 2014
As they say in politics, the optics are bad in this one.

Justice Sotomayor’s New Year’s Eve surprise ruling

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 January 2014
She ruled against Obamacare’s HHS mandate. Then she was dancing in Times Square.

HHS mandate, the other Obamacare problem

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 November 2013
The general public and the media are finally dealing with the reality of Obamacare. Great numbers of Americans have a nearly two year jump on that process.

US government debt deal winners and losers

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 October 2013
Big media have spent the past several days handicapping who won and lost most in political terms. The bishops have another measure.

US Independence Day weekend 2013

Sheila Liaugminas | 05 July 2013
What’s the state of the union built on the freedoms we celebrate this weekend? In a word, threatened.

HHS contraceptive mandate threatens more than religious freedom

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 April 2013
It’s an assault on sensibilities. Worse, it’s perpetuating the real ‘war on women’ along with the myths about a phony one. Because the drugs being claimed under the umbrella of ‘women’s preventive health services’ are actually dangerous for women’s health. Who’s talking about that?

Obama’s drone attack power meets resistance

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 March 2013
This president and his administration are not used to pushback, and haven’t had to answer to much of it anyway, thanks to a largely complicit media and a discombobulated Congress mostly unable to directly engage him. And then came Rand Paul.

HHS ‘compromise’: “80 pages of nothing new”

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 February 2013
The basic mandate that employers with religious objections to the HHS contraceptive coverage still have to comply or pay punitive fines still stands. The latest fig leaf changes little, but it took a few days to wade through the dense and convoluted legalese the government issued to essentially say ‘we’re not willing to budge, more than an inch.’

Obama declares Religious Freedom Day

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 January 2013
In another twist on news that doesn’t square with other news, and words by the president that don’t match actions by the president…

Obamacare HHS mandate gets judicial correction

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 December 2012
It was always wrong. But because it was issued by executive fiat, its violation of law had to go through the process of being tried, and there are many lawsuits standing against it.

Justices order Obamacare back to court

Sheila Liaugminas | 27 November 2012
Had President Obama lost the election, it would have been eliminated and replaced by new healthcare reform. But his win doesn’t assure that his signature legislation will survive intact.

Post-election reckoning

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 November 2012
Now that there’s been another week for the election results to sink in, more writers are taking stock of what happened, and there’s an interesting juxtaposition of views on social issues going on. Just as there was during the heat of the campaigns. Was it, is it, better to emphasize them, or de-emphasize them?

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